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  1. I'm new too. I'll be watching your threads.

    I'm new too. I'll be watching your threads.
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    Missing carriage stop?

    I figured this hole was used for something I looked through my south bend 9 rebuild book. It looks like I'm missing a carriage stop? Do I need to get one? And what is its purpose?
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    Unless there is someone here willing to make me a...

    Unless there is someone here willing to make me a block/spacer?
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    I was thinking all this, so I thought I'd better...

    I was thinking all this, so I thought I'd better ask the experts. Thank you. I'd be open to getting a qctp. I unfortunately don't have a way to make a spacer, unless I use this setup. Which I don't...
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    4 position turret tool post

    This came with my lathe. I was told it came off a SB y25 I think he said. I had to raise it. It's solid as a rock but I would prefer a block spacer.

    I'm learning here so bear with me but what...
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    For now I got that 1/3 hp 1725 rpm motor switched...

    For now I got that 1/3 hp 1725 rpm motor switched over. What a difference! That other motor was just big and loud. I'm curious what my speeds are. Ill dig up a timing light. I can time a chuck like I...
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    How about this for a switch? The marathon motor...

    How about this for a switch? The marathon motor has a toggle switch built into the back. I think I'll just leave that "on" and add something like this. Thought? The motor cord is long enough to cut...
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    Thank you for the feedback guys. Both the 1/4 hp...

    Thank you for the feedback guys. Both the 1/4 hp motor and the 1/3 hp motor are open. I was going to make some kind of shield until I pick up a new motor. I don't want to buy a used one so I'll keep...
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    Thank you for the calculator link. Center to...

    Thank you for the calculator link.

    Center to center is 10.5 inches. Big pulley is 11 inches. Small is 3, distance between the two pulleys is 3.
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    Digging around I found this one too.

    Digging around I found this one too.
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    I have this motor I can steal off a machine I...

    I have this motor I can steal off a machine I dont use. I can always swap it back after I find the perfect motor. Open to suggestions and advice on motors...

    Quick measurement looks like the base...
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    Belt pictures. And motor.

    Belt pictures. And motor.
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    My new to me lathe, overpowered?

    I had to take it apart to lift it up there but I got it! Very happy! Apparently this was an ongoing project until recently. All new felts, paint has zero scratches, everything is tight and smooth. I...
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    32 1/8 inches tall. Got it set up, previous home...

    32 1/8 inches tall. Got it set up, previous home owners started to redo the garage. So the walls are finished, but I need to add more lights. I think I'll add a back splash. Thoughts?
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    Well here is the base all painted. I used up most...

    Well here is the base all painted. I used up most of my scrap metal. Figured why not? This may be overkill for a 9" lathe but I wanted to make a bench worth while. Has plenty of weight. A shelf will...
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    I got my table started today. I'll be adding more...

    I got my table started today. I'll be adding more metal too. Shelf on the bottom, feet on the legs.
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    Pern, how wide is your table?

    Pern, how wide is your table?
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    How do you guys feel about old metal desks as...

    How do you guys feel about old metal desks as benches?
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    Using my square 2x2x3/8 tubing, this picture is...

    Using my square 2x2x3/8 tubing, this picture is what I envision the top will look like. If I go with wood I'm thinking a minimum of 1.5 inches. But what if I go with metal? What should my minimum be?...
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    Tobnpr very nice! I definitely think I need to...

    Tobnpr very nice! I definitely think I need to add some sort of tray to my build. I suppose I could start with a big cookie tray?...
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    Wow, that looks amazing. I was thinking of making...

    Wow, that looks amazing. I was thinking of making another bench, not that nice admittedly. My main bench is all wood extremely heavy and took me weeks to make with hand tools. But I don't really want...
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    Sb 9 table ideas

    Hey guys, finally found a SB 9 and should have it soon. Can I get some pictures/examples of your tables and or benches? I'm thinking of using square tubing with a wood top.
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    Good advice, and I'm glad my current budget seems...

    Good advice, and I'm glad my current budget seems to be about right. I've never heard of searchtempest. Awesome tool. Thank you.
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    Thanks for the replys guys. I'm willing to drive...

    Thanks for the replys guys. I'm willing to drive a short ways. No offense for asking this.. but I'm assuming it would be best to see a lathe in person vs having shipped from out of state?

    What do...
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    WTB a South Bend lathe 9"

    I'm actively looking for a SB 9" lathe. Preferably a Model A.

    It has been a few years since I worked with a lathe so I will be needing advice as I go. If and I know its a big IF, you are selling...
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